(from The New York Times)
"As couples across New Jersey began marrying on Monday after the stroke of midnight, Gov. Chris Christie abandoned his long fight against same-sex marriage, concluding that signals from the court and the march of history were against him.
"His decision not to appeal a judge’s ruling that allowed the weddings removed the last hurdle to legalized same-sex marriage in New Jersey, making it the 14th state, along with the District of Columbia, to allow gay couples to wed.
"Mr. Christie’s advisers said it became clear late on Friday that the fight had to end after the State Supreme Court announced it would not grant the governor’s request to block same-sex marriages while he appealed."
Members of Outright California in Bakersfield extend an invitation for liberty-minded LGBT folks to join the community in celebrating Bakersfield Pride on October 19th!! Here is a flyer announcement:
Gay, Inc. feeds into our desire for Tier 2 "Esteem" needs, but it does not provide us a wholly integrated pathway to inclusive Tier 1 "Self-Actualization" ... This is mainly because it is only using us for power, to serve its own Tier 2. The establishment powers have a stake in preventing the population from reaching Tier 1. How can LGBT-Americans break through the Rainbow Ceiling and join the larger community in achieving Self-Actualization? Discuss!!